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Are You A Real Bandra-Ite?

Check all the things you’ve done. Honestly. God is watching you.

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  1. Humans of Bandra / Via Facebook: ilovebandra

    Check off all the Bandra rites of passage that you've completed

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    Been to Carter Road and watched the cars pass by.
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    Stood outside and prayed that the long masses at St. Peters or St. Andrews would end.
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    Been to the Bandra Gym for the 'Wednesday Night Hop'.
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    And then ended up at iBar or The Big Nasty.
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    Been to Candies before it became a city in itself.
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    Been to Janatas when you could actually afford the prices.
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    Had an Old Monk at Yachts when you were broke.
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    Went back to Yachts even when you could afford better.
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    Braved the rain, the heat and everything in between for a Carter's Blue Shawarma.
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    Had the overpriced Pani Puri from Elco’s.
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    Had glass after glass from the Gannawala outside St. Andrews College.
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    Watched a B-grade movie at Gaity-Galaxy.
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    And whistled and screamed along with the crowd.
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    Watched an English movie at Suburbia.
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    Eaten at Ravi Chinese despite knowing you’d get an upset stomach the next day.
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    Said ‘bugger’ or ‘aye men'.
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    Can’t speak a lick of Hindi except ‘left lehna’ or 'Idhar side pe roko'.
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    Played football at Supari Talao while three games were going on simultaneously.
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    Never got a rick at Bandra Station.
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    Bunked lectures and sat for hours at Andoras.
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    Proclaimed to all your friends that the best beef burgers are from Imbuss.
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    Never worried about buying smokes after 12am, because cyclewala
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    Bought DVDs of the latest movies from the road.
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    Cursed yourself because of it’s awful quality.
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    Bought the next movie that comes out anyway, hoping it this would be better quality.
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    Bought anything from Decent Collections and then promptly gone back to complain about it
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    Been excited about going to the Bandra Gym for the Christmas Dance
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    Vowed never to go back there again.
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    Went back the next year anyway.
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    Got distracted while on a run at Jogger’s Park by the ducks and the rabbits and basically anything there.
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    Grabbed a beer at Totos and listened to Bryan Adams for the 900th time.
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    Gotten stuck in traffic at Hill Road/Pali Naka/Linking Road.
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    Watched a gig at the Bandstand Amphitheatre.
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    Got bored, but sat through it anyway.
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    Bargaining like a pro on Hill Road or Linking Road.
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    Ordered party food from Hearsh bakery, A-1 or Andoras.
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    Been for any Orangejuice or Fountainhead event at Mehboob Studios.
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    Bought 'aam' or 'boras' from the lady behind St. Stanislaus.
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    You’ve bumped into at least one of the ‘Khans of Bollywood'.
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    Been directed through traffic by Anita Lobo, Mumbai’s only woman traffic volunteer.
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    Fought with the rickshaw driver because he refuses to go through a one way.
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    Got caught making out at Carter Road, Reclamation or Bandstand.
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    Bought chips and water at 4am from Wellness.
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    Begrudgingly paid for overpriced food at Sigdi or Mini Punjab after 2am.
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    Been to the Bandra Gym Christmas Bazaar and bought nothing, but had a good night nonetheless.
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    Been to the Bandra Fair that one time, and vowed never to go back.
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    Go every year anyway.
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    Eaten the best 4am burji pav at Rajasthan during Ramzan.
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    Proudly taken your puppy or cat to Gostana for lunch.
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    Sang your heart out at Soulfry for Monday night karaoke.
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    Remember what Boat Club is.
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    And most of all, dreaded ever getting out of Bandra.
 
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